Thursday, March 7, 2013

Exploring the Commandments Part 10: Misc. Categories




For the backstory of what this blog series is on and why it has been written, check out part 1 and part 2 of the series. The original list of all 613 commandments in their textual order that I used came from the site Hebrew4Christians. <http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Taryag/taryag.html> 
 
God gave instructions on punishing rebellious cities.

 # 13 Commandments Concerning Rebellious Cities: When I sorted the commandments, I came up with 3 about Rebellious Cities.
 

1.    Destroy rebellious cities and don’t profit from them (Deut .13: 17-18)

Strangers are to be treated well, as are converts. We don't need to be afraid of our enemies.

# 14 Commandments Concerning Other Nations: When I sorted the commandments, I came up with 17 about Other Nations.
 

1.    Treat strangers nicely (Deut. 10:19)
 

2.    Don’t be afraid of enemies during wars (Deut. 20:3)
 

3.    Don’t wrong/oppress converts (Exo. 22:20)

God gave instructions to provide sanitation measures and for treating lepers/uncleanness. 
# 15.1 Commandments Concerning Sanitation: When I sorted the commandments, I came up wit 3 about Sanitation.
1.    Have an outside-of-the-city sewage plant and bury your poop (Deut. 23:13-14)
2.    # 15. 2 Commandments Concerning Lepers/Unclean (subcategory sanitation): When I sorted the commandments, I came up with 22 about Lepers/Unclean.
       a)    In a nutshell, isolate unclean people until they are cleaned and purified (Lev. 11-15)

The Israelites were given specific instructions in how to dress. They would have differed from those around them, at a glance.

# 16 Commandments Concerning Clothing: When I sorted the commandments, I came up with 11 about Clothing.
 

1.    Jews were given guides on clothing and this helped to set them apart at a glance from other peoples.
 

2.    Don’t cross-dress (Deut. 22:5)
 

3.    Wear reminders of the Torah (Numbers 15:38, Deut. 6:8)
 

My typical Bible translation says "don't sacrifice your child to Molek" for this Leviticus passage.
# 17 Commandments Concerning Things I Couldn’t Find a Category For: When I sorted the commandments, I came up with 14 about the Things I Couldn’t Find a Category For.

1.    Don’t abort babies or kill children (Lev.18:21)


Parsons, John J.. "Taryag Mitzvot 613 Commandments of Torah." Hebrew4Christians. Web. 2004. <http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Taryag/taryag.html>.

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